PHP 1700 – Introduction to Environmental Health

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of environmental health, and demonstrate how environmental health is integrated into various aspects of our lives, both directly and indirectly.  Topics covered include: toxic metals, vector-borne disease, food safety, water quality, radiation , pesticides, air quality, hazardous waste, risk assessment and the role of the community in environmental health.  Several topics are presented by guest speakers in order for students to learn from the expertise of professionals in the field.